Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Saturday, 14 July 2012
An evening spent visiting five nest sites yielded only seven chicks to ring on Wednesday. Broods are being decimated by the wet weather as the adults are finding it increasingly difficult to hunt.
Although these horses were interested in the Barn Owl chicks they weren't the only ones with long faces!
Tuesday, 3 July 2012
Monday, 2 July 2012
I made a quick visit to Acton tonight and after ringing three birds at a traditional breeding site I found this single owlet at a new beeding site nearby. The box gave obvious clues that breeding had taken place and this female is only a few days from making her first exploratory flights into the wide world.